As an artist and designer I feel strongly in what art, design and architecture can do. How these arenas can improve our lives in their ability to go beyond themselves into inspiration. The why before the what.
I am interested in the emotion of a space. How it flows and its sustainability not only in materials but how it's effects last. I build spaces for my clients that are calm, nurturing, evocative and inspiring. It is imperative that these spaces reflect their needs and as well as their desires.
My spaces usually tend towards the simplistic. I use very little pattern and bright color leaving this for the art on the wall allowing for its importance in the space. Though simplistic these spaces are not void of warmth and meaning. Minimalist but not meaningless.
Our spaces should be purposeful in how they work for us. How they enhance our lives and assist in building our futures and memories. They should be a reflection of who we are as well as a reflection of the world we live within. I consider my design style to be a world infused modern. Bringing in art, cultures, nature and the hand made. Time should also be an element. Layers of old and new add a healthy sense of being grounded and an excitement for the new.
I have a passion for supporting artists and makers. There is a deep satisfaction in supporting the creative arenas. A satisfaction that is two sided. We support their endeavors and their work inspires us.
Winston Churchill once said "We shape our homes and then our homes shape us." And too, we shape the world as the world shapes us.